January often births a plethora of new beauty trends, but this is one skincare trend we want to stay around all year.
Inspired by the slightly blushed, radiant glow you get after a yoga class, ‘Yoga Skin’ is all about creating that super dewy, ultra luminous skin that looks as ‘natural’ and ‘healthy’ as possible.
The trend has been created by UK makeup artist, Sara Hill, who showcased tutorial videos on how to create the luminous look on her Instagram page @sarahillmakeup.
Hashtagged ‘#yogaskin’, Sara describes the look as “healthy, glowing, hydrated, radiant, sheer and natural. Skin that looks like skin at its very best.”
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“Yoga Skin“ a technique I created to help people achieve a natural glowing complexion easily. It is more than a technique, in fact you don’t even need to mix facial oil and highlighter into your foundation to create it, for me it’s more about the finished look. It differs from glass skin because it’s not polished perfection. It’s skin that looks real, raw, healthy, hydrated and glowing. It’s about beautiful skin, great skincare and embracing the no makeup makeup vibe. It’s not for everyone. Makeup styles, like everything in life is down to personal taste. But if you fancy giving it a go just add a few drops of facial oil into your water based foundation, a few drops of liquid highlighter and apply, I like to use my hands to massage it in, however, you can use a sponge if you prefer. #yogaskin Model @laurengreeny ❤️❤️ Hair @jackbaxter Video @_donnamcgowan #glowingskin #yogaskin #sarahillmakeup #inbeautmag #skingoals #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos
She then talks through how to create the sought after look, in which, a key step involves adding one drop of facial oil and liquid highlighter onto the skin after you have applied your foundation.
“It’s skin that looks real, raw, healthy, hydrated and glowing. It’s about beautiful skin, great skincare and embracing the no makeup, makeup vibe.”
Any makeup professional knows that a beautiful makeup look starts with a flawless base, and Sara cites ‘effective cleansing’ as one of the key steps in creating the ultimate ‘Yoga Skin’ look.
“Step One – cleanse and prep your skin as normal. Let your skincare absorb fully before adding the next step.”
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The Yogaskin Technique I created to make the skin look lit 💡from within. Healthy, glowing, hydrated, radiant, sheer and natural. Skin that looks like skin at its very best. ✴︎Step One – Cleanse and prep your skin as normal. Let your skincare absorb fully before adding the next step. ✴︎Step Two – Apply a small amount of primer (silicone free). ✴︎Step Three – 3-4 Pumps of your favourite foundation liquid. Preferably Sheer/Medium (water based). No full cover. ✴︎Step Four – One drop of your favourite skincare facial oil ✴︎Step Five – One drop of strobe cream or Liquid highlighter. Golden tones work best. ✴︎Step Six – For super shine One small drop of Glow drops (this step is optional ) ✴︎Step Seven – Massage into your skin using your hands; this does many things. It gets the circulation flowing, relaxes you, de-puffs, and makes the base sit better too. Build up in layers on top until you are happy with the coverage created. I would recommend allowing time between layers. ✴︎Step Eight – Add a small amount of liquid concealer only in the areas you wish more coverage like under eyes, spots or around the nose. Please do not overdo this step ✌🏼. You can lightly powder to set concealer. Add cream blush and cream bronzer if you wish. And you can set your face overall with powder too, use a small fluffy brush to do this or puff and keep the powder to a minimum and sheer. No baking please 😘 . If you wish to use setting spray make sure it’s alcohol free to give further hydration. I used.. @chanel.beauty – foundation @kiehlsuki -Facial oil @kevynaucoin -Highlighter liquid @revolutionpro – Glow drops @chanel.beauty – Cream bronzer @glossier – Cream blush Recommend powder – @maccosmeticsuk Blot powder. Recommend set spray @pixibeauty. If this all seems to complex don’t panic! just add a little facial oil into your base keep everything looking sheer as possible. If you have very oily skin and don’t like to look shiny this might not be the look for you. Thanks to @shebysmd @coloursagency @_donnamcgowan @bobrafferty #yogaskin #realskinrevolution #freethefreckle #motd #makeuptutorial #makeupvideos #inbeautmag ❤️🤘#nomakeupmakeup
And if there’s one thing we know about at CurrentBody, it’s cleansing. To help you prep your complexion and create your best ‘Yoga Skin’ look yet, we’ve curated our top 3 facial cleansing devices.
Providing a much deeper, more effective clean than manual cleansing, cleansing devices help to remove leftover debris, dead skin cells and excess oils, all which can make your skin look dull and drab.
Get ‘Yoga Skin’ ready with these top 3 cleansing products:
Want more? Have a read of our article on ELLE’s best facial cleansing brushes here.